Everglade

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Everglade A swamp or low tract of land inundated with water and interspersed with hummocks, or small islands, and patches of high grass; as, the everglades of Florida.☞ When used in the United States without qualification, the word Everglades is understood to refer to the Everglades of southern Florida.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n everglade A low, swampy tract of land, more or less covered by a growth of tall grass: a word in common use in Florida, a large portion of the southern part of this State being a marshy region known as the Everglades. Further north similar tracts, in the region bordering on the sea, are called dismals or pocosins.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Everglade a large shallow lake or marsh: chiefly in pl. such a marsh in southern Florida, enclosing thousands of islets covered with dense thickets
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ǽfre, always; der. uncertain; perh. cog. with Goth. aiws.

Usage

In literature:

I have no idea of how long we were in that vast everglade, but it must have been for weeks.
"Before Adam" by Jack London
I had in that drawer my "Everglade" farm.
"The University of Hard Knocks" by Ralph Parlette
I had some trouble a gittin' thru de everglades when I want to fish but us got dere.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Frank was anxious to see the Everglades and do some hunting.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
Of all the swamp lands of the United States, the region in Florida known as the Everglades is the most interesting and the most romantic.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
The Everglades answered the description I had heard of them.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
The father of the Osneys is supposed to have been killed whilst trapping in the Everglades of Florida.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
You see, we are between those fellows over there and the Everglades.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
The everglades were miles away.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 8" by Various
The whole area is more like the Florida Everglades than a river, and a rescue team would be hard put to find your wreckage.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
In the everglades of Florida both are found.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Those Indians occupied Florida, and could hide themselves in the swampy everglades and defy pursuit.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Love, in thy everglades, moaning and motionless, Look, I have fallen; the evil is potionless.
"One Day & Another" by Julius Madison Cawein
Constance Fenimore Woolson wrote largely of Florida, its everglades, its orange-groves, its pine barrens.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
Their haunt is on the green "everglades" and wide savannas of Florida, on the llanos of the Orinoco, and the plains of the Apure.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
I believe he was the first white man who penetrated the recesses of the Everglades.
"All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The Seminole Indians, whose number is not definitely known, live in and near the Everglades.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
The spot on the edge of an everglade.
"The White Squaw" by Mayne Reid
Then he traveled abroad, hurrying home to fight the Spanish in the Everglades of Florida.
"Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History" by F. C. Grable
Very few white men ever venture in the Everglades, but the Indians have trails through them.
"The Automobile Girls at Palm Beach" by Laura Dent Crane
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In poetry:

"Where lay the shallows of the maid
No plummet line the wife can sound;
Where round the sunny islands played
The pulses of the great profound
Lies low the treacherous everglade.
"One Woman's History" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
At Slavery's beck, ye send your sons
To hunt down Indian wives or maids,
Doomed to the lash!—Yes, and their bones,
Whitening 'mid swamps and everglades,
Where no friend goes to give them graves,
Prove that ye are not Slavery's slaves!
"The Tocsin" by John Pierpont

In news:

The gator 's body will be composed of large tiles on which Goradesky's photos of the Everglades are printed.
Speaks about the historic significance of the HM-69 Nike Hercules Missile Site inside Everglades National Park on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2012.
HOMESTEAD , Florida — More than 11,000 acres will be burned at Everglades National Park in Homestead .
The first season of the show kicks off with Graziani, field biologist Shawn Heflick and breeder Michael Cole joking around as they pioneer the Everglades' Burmese python hunt .
A 180-degree panoramic view of the northeast corner of the Everglades Boulevard overpass at I-75.
Everglades Boulevard and I-75 interchange .
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A wounded alligator is guarding her massive nest in Everglades City, Florida.
"It's a good size nest average two or three feet tall inside the center of the nest is a tiny cubby hole she's dug out and deposited 30 or 40 eggs," says "Gator" John of Wooten's Everglade Airboat Tours.
Parseghian, 89, now lives in Marco Island, Florida, a two-hour drive across the Everglades to Sun Life Stadium.
Sheriff's deputies have located a hunter who was lost in the Everglades this evening near Turner River Road and US 41 East in eastern Collier County.
Precipitous declines in formerly common mammals in Everglades National Park have been linked to the presence of invasive Burmese pythons, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Mecca Farms delivering flooding relief before taking on Everglades restoration role.
The MSC Texas is the largest cargo ship ever to call at Port Everglades.
Oysters, St Lucie River endangered by freshwater releases from Lake O To turn the tide, get involved in efforts to recreate flowway for Everglades.
Get involved in efforts to ensure water flows naturally south from Lake Okeechobee to feed to Everglades.
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